‘The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway’ (or S.M.J.) was a small independent railway company which ran a line across the empty, untouched centre of England. It visited the counties of Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and a little of Buckinghamshire, only existing as the SMJ from 1909 to 1923. In 1923 the S.M.J.became a minor arm of the London Midland and Scottish (L.M.S.), then in 1948 'British Railways' 

Gone but not forgotten: "the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth"


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Single track?

Would I be right in assuming that the SMJ was single track all the way apart from passing loops at the stations?Continue

Started by Nicholas Hemming Nov 12.

working timetables.

Hello,Does anyone have a timetable of just about the time the line closed to passengers please? I only have a reprint of the 1936 Bradshaws.Also, were parcels trains ever routed along the SMJ during BR days?Finally what was the intensity of freight…Continue

Started by Gordon Hopkinson Nov 9.

SMJ maps and booklet 3 Replies

Hello, I live in Southern Alberta, Canada and I'm nearer to 80 than 70. Methinks it is time to reduce my railwayana before it is consigned to the trash. Heaven forbid! My model railway is set in about 1953 and based on a ficticious branch running…Continue

Started by Gordon Hopkinson. Last reply by Steve Johns Nov 1.

MORTON PINKNEY LEVEL CROSSING 13 Replies

There was a public level crossing between Blakesley and Morton Pinkney, complete with a gatehouse.Does anyone know how this was operated?Presumably the gates must have been manual and kept closed against road traffic.Early Working Timetables mention…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by Barry Taylor Oct 25.

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Hello, I live in Southern Alberta, Canada and I'm nearer to 80 than 70. Methinks it is time to reduce my railwayana before it is consigned to the trash. Heaven forbid! My model railway is set in about 1953 and based on a ficticious branch running west from Broom Junction. Over the years I have gathered some material to help with my timetable etc. My layout is not based on anywhere specific, just on paper. Needless to say I use "modellers licence" to its fullest extent. I have some items that have to go, including what appears to be a professionally drawn map of Broom Junction, it measures 48" x 19½" .The there is that most informative booklet "An Account of the Signalling of the SMJ"  by M. Christensen, a member of the Signalling record Society. My interest in the SMJ started when I joined Saltley as a cleaner in 1962 where I became very quickly "Midlandized". I left 21A in 1972 and after a few years I became an hgv driver, driving all over the country. Always pleased when my journeys took me to Warwickshire. There is also a smaller schematic type map of Broom Junction. Please see pictures. If anyone is interested in these items I ask for nothing, just that the shipping is covered. I would like them to go to someone or somewhere where they would be appreciated. I cannot remember how or where I obtained them. Thank you. 

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Hello Gordon,

I would be interested in the 48"x 191/2" map of Broom Junction if you still have it.

Regards

Steve

Hi Steve,

yes I still have the map.

I'm assuming you live in the UK, if so then according to the Canada Post web site there are 3 options. The first is regular International Letter at $12 or, ( my preference, Registered), which bumps it up to $35. The third option which I guess would not be required is Priority Worldwide Pak at $86 (!!). I have a Paypal account, so if you do too, then I'm sure we can work it out. 

Thank you for your interest. 

Regards,

Gordon. 

Hi Gordon,

Yes I do live in the UK on the Warwickshire, Oxfordshire border near Banbury.

Yes I do have a Paypal account so could certainly do it that way. As you say, the registered would be my option too. It works out at about £20.

If you could accept the friend request we could message each other our details.

Regards

Steve

Gordon Hopkinson said:

Hi Steve,

yes I still have the map.

I'm assuming you live in the UK, if so then according to the Canada Post web site there are 3 options. The first is regular International Letter at $12 or, ( my preference, Registered), which bumps it up to $35. The third option which I guess would not be required is Priority Worldwide Pak at $86 (!!). I have a Paypal account, so if you do too, then I'm sure we can work it out. 

Thank you for your interest. 

Regards,

Gordon. 

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